Re: FOSS-friendly Wireless Access Point (WAP) for SOHO network?
- Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2017 09:26:45 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: FOSS-friendly Wireless Access Point (WAP) for SOHO network?
On Monday 05 June 2017 22:14:32 David Christensen wrote:
> I am looking for a FOSS-friendly Wireless Access Point (WAP) for my
> SOHO network, to support Linux, FreeBSD, Windows, OS X, Android, iOS,
> etc., Wi-Fi devices. I'd like something with an external power
> adapter (wall wart), dual-band, 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Gigabit Ethernet
> port, built-in antennas, wall mount, good factory firmware (I will use
> this as an AP only; DD-WRT bricked my last router), and that can
> handle warm temperatures (say, 100 F).
> Does anyone have any advice, warnings, recommendations, etc.?
Sorry to hear about the bricked router.
As a long term (15 years or so) user of dd-wrt, there is not a better
solution. If it bricked your last router, my guess is that you flashed
it with the wrong file for your router model.
Some routers have a magic button combo that will re-install the factory
firmware, but the only time I ever had to use it was when I had
forgotten the username/passwd combo.
As a guard dog for your local network, no one has come thru it here in at
least 15 years that I didn't need thru it, and gave them the login over
the phone so they could.
The singular exception to the nothing comes thru it, is someone accessing
my web pages which are physically on this machine.
Cheers, Gene Heskett
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